Your all time favorite loudspeakers

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  1. ridikas Banned

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    What are your all time favorite sounding speakers? No measurements, just sound quality. They can be any vintage :) Here are mine (not a complete list):

    - Goldmund Dialogue
    - Meta Research The Meta Speaker
    - Dynaudio Confidence C2 II
    - Focal Scala Utopia
    - Dynaudio Confidence C1 II
    - Goldmund Epilogue
    - Goldmund Logos1
    - Thiel CS 3.6
    - Revel Studio2
    - Revel Ultima Studio
    - Goldmund Logos Mini
    - Goldmund Prologue
    - Pawel Acoustics PA-1
    - Ensemble PA-1
    - Ensemble Reference
    - Electra 1038 Be
    - Electra 1028 Be
    - Electra 1008 Be
    - Totem Model 1
    - Totem Forest
    - Thiel CS 2.4
    - Dyanudio Focus 260
    - Dynaudio Focus 160
    - Revel F30
    - Revel M20
    - Polk Audio LSiM707
    - Polk Audio LSiM703
    - B&W N804
    - B&W N802D
    - Epos Epic 2
    - Epos Epic 5
    - Klipsch KG4
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    TAD 2201 + Funk 18.0. :D

    I know it's a monitor + sub, but I nominate it anyway. :D
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    TAD Reference One
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    My Paradigm Signature 2 V3's seem to top the list so far.
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  5. PENG Audioholic Warlord

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    AR6, AR7, AR3A, Allison (don't know the model).
    PENG,
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    J.M. Reynaud Offrande Supreme . I miss those bookshelfs
    Kef 104/2 yes back in their day, their but they are still working
    Usher Be-718
    Kef 201/2
    Revel F52's
    Magnepan 3.6
    Quad ESL63's
    TAD Reference One ( can't afford)
    Dynaudio Evidence Master ( can't afford) but they did sound really good
    cpp,
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  7. Nuance AH Audioholic General

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    Finally a thread/post by ridikas that I can "like." :D

    In no particular order:

    Vandersteen Model 7
    Dynaudio Confidence C4 II
    Salk SoundScape 12
    TAD Reference One
    Revel Salon2
    Acoustic Zen Crescendo
    Evolution Acoustics MMThree
    Kef 201/2
    Linkwitz Orion (second edition?)
    Daedalus Audio Argos
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    bose
    bozak
    monster
    sharp
    hitachi
    toshiba
    Divinci Sound
    Denmark
    Dogg Digital( cause they have dogg in the name of course DUH )
    Genesis Media Labs
    Kirsch K3
    Theater Research Pro Series III Professional Home
    those are some of my favorite brands, I have owned all of them and would buy them all again.In fact the bose with my monster cable and the cable lifters sound amazing ,I might get a new pair of those or maybe one of the little bose all in one things with the amazing bass !!! SUH WEET ...I love this hobby
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  9. ceh383 Audiophyte

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    Dahlquist DQ-10's
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  11. walter duque Audioholic Samurai

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    Just a few that I have owned in the 70's and 80's

    Fulton Premier (still my #1 favorite)
    Fourier
    JSE Infinite Slope
    JBL L65 Jubals
    Pyramid
    Snell
    ESS

    They might not be up to todays standards but I sure did enjoy them at the time.

    Now I am using 28 year old Tannoy Jaguars as my front mains and I think they sound amazing.
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    What?

    Acoustic Research? I have some AR HDMI & interconnects, but are their speakers really that good?
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    Dennis said he preferred the Orion version 3.2.1. :D
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    The ARs and the Allison, and the Allison model is the Allison One, haven't been manufactured in decades.
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    I had the 3 A's, also the AR LST's. Got them for free at the time. One of my Marine Corps buddies father was in upper management at AR back in 72. Great speakers.
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    He said could be vintage so I listed them. Otherwise you know what my favorites are already.
    PENG,
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    There are a lot of speakers (vintage & new) I've never heard of. :D
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    Quad ESL 57(really want these)
    Dynaudio Consequence SE
    Dynaudio Confidence Signature C4(own them currently)
    Magico Q7
    rded,
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    B&W Nautilus for looks and Salk Soundscape 12 for sound.
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    ML Summits (until the ML Summit "XXX" is announced = wishful thinking).

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